Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather really sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home. Dry air can impact a lot of things, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping. So, what can you do? Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over the humidity in your home. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort. Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Keeping humidity levels in check can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint. Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Create an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer. There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space can not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Bakersfield home, give Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.